2015 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


We look forward to your participation at the 2015 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium to be held June 1-3 at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, California. 

Meeting Format

The symposium is 2 1/2 days from Monday morning until Wednesday lunchtime. There is a welcome reception/registration on Sunday evening. In order to achieve the objectives of the program, we ask that you attend all sessions of the entire symposium. This meeting is unlike other meetings you may attend where it is possible to pick and choose the sessions in which you wish to participate. In addition to showing consideration toward all the speakers, who have worked hard preparing for this meeting, you will reap the maximum benefit from the symposium by participating fully in both the formal sessions and informal events over the course of the 2-½ day meeting.

Posters: In addition to the technical talks given at the symposium, attendees will have the opportunity to present their work in an afternoon poster session on Monday, June 1.  These posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and provide an opportunity for every participant to share information about his/her work. The material presented can be on posters, but could also include—particularly for those from industry—videos, demonstrations of devices, etc. Posters can be a maximum of 4' x 4' (1.2 m x 1.2 m). Each participant will be provided a board upon which to affix his/her poster.

Tour: Walking tour of Laguna Beach

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held at the Beckman Center adjacent to the University of California, Irvine campus.  It is served by two airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about an hour away, and John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA), about 5 minutes away.

Transportation between the hotel and the Beckman Center will be provided each day so rental cars are not needed.

Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA 92617
T: (949) 721-2200


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Irvine. The negotiated rate is $133 per night (plus 10% state tax and $.13 State Assessment). Because we have a group reservation, we will collect hotel information from you and submit it to the hotel.  Please do not contact the hotel directly to make a reservation. To make a reservation, complete the online travel form by Wednesday, April 15. If you need to make changes to your hotel reservation after May 12 or if your travel plans have changed since filling out the travel form, please contact Sherri Hunter immediately. If a participant does not notify FOE staff or the hotel about cancelling/altering his or her room reservation 24 hours in advance, he or she will be billed for that room night. The hotel is fully booked on May 30th so if you plan to arrive before May 31, please arrange your own lodging.

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92614
T: (949) 230-4452


The Hotel Irvine is located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego and is served by John Wayne-Orange County Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

John Wayne-Orange County Airport is approximately 5 minutes from the hotel. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service from John Wayne-Orange County Airport and is available from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. leaving the hotel every half hour on the hour, arriving at the airport at approximately 5 minutes past. The shuttle picks up outside the baggage claim area in the “Ground Transportation” area.

From LAX, you can take the Super Shuttle to the hotel for $36.00. From the baggage claim area, go outside to the center aisle. There should be a Super Shuttle attendant, who will get a Shuttle for you. Tell the driver you’re going to the Hotel Irvine. To return to LAX, you must make reservations 24 hours before your flight departure time. Please visit the Super Shuttle website to make reservations for your arrival and/or departure dates.

Driving Directions to the Beckman Center 

If you are local and driving to the meeting, self-parking is complimentary. Valet parking is not reimbursable.

Depending on need, we will provide transportation to SNA and to the hotel after the symposium ends. We will not provide transportation to LAX. Please accurately indicate which airport you will be departing from on the travel form.